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Tytthoscincus biparietalis (TAYLOR, 1918)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesSulu Sphenomorphus 
SynonymSphenomorphus biparietalis TAYLOR 1918: 249
Sphenomorphus biparietalis — TAYLOR 1922
Sphenomorphus biparietalis — BROWN & ALCALA 1980: 160
Tytthoscincus biparietalis — LINKEM et al. 2011
Tytthoscincus biparietalis — GRISMER et al. 2016 
DistributionPhilippines (Sulu Archipelago: Basilan, Jolo, Lapac, Tawitawi, Sanga Sanga, Papahag, Bongao)

Type locality: Lapac Island, Sulu Archipelago.  
Reproduction 
TypesType: lost in destruction of Philippine Bureau of Science during World War II (fide BROWN & ALCALA 1980). 
CommentSVL: ca. 34 mm 
References
  • Brown, R.M. et al. 2010. Species boundaries in Philippine montane forest skinks (Genus Sphenomorphus): three new species from the mountains of Luzon and clarification of the status of the poorly known S. beyeri, S. knollmanae, and S. laterimaculatus. Scient. Pap. Nat. Hist. Mus. Univ. Kansas (42): 1-27
  • Brown, Rafe M., Jimmy A. McGuire, John W. Ferner and Angel C. Alcala 1999. New species of diminutive scincid lizard (Squamata: Lygosominae: Sphenomorphus) from Luzon Island, Republic of the Philippines. Copeia 1999 (2): 362-370 - get paper here
  • Brown, WC. & A.C. ALCALA 1980. Philippine Lizards of the family Scincidae. Silliman Univ. Nat. Sci., Dumaguete City, Mon., Ser. 2: i-xi + 1-246.
  • GRISMER, L. LEE; MOHD ABDUL MUIN, PERRY L. WOOD, JR., SHAHRUL ANUAR, & CHARLES W. LINKEM 2016. The transfer of two clades of Malaysian Sphenomorphus Fitzinger (Squamata: Scincidae) into the genus Tytthoscincus Linkem, Diesmos, & Brown and the description of a new Malaysian swamp-dwelling species Zootaxa 4092 (2): 231–242 - get paper here
  • Linkem, Charles W.; Arvin C. Diesmos, Rafe M. Brown 2011. Molecular systematics of the Philippine forest skinks (Squamata: Scincidae: Sphenomorphus): testing morphological hypotheses of interspecific relationships. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 163: 1217–1243
  • Taylor, Edward H. 1918. Reptiles of the Sulu Archipelago. Philippine Journal of Science 13 (5d): 233-267 - get paper here
  • Taylor,E.H. 1922. The lizards of the Philippine Islands. Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Bureau of Science, Government of the Philippine Islands, Manila, Publication no. 17: 269 pp. - get paper here
 
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